Saanich could see 3.25% tax hike

Saanich council is currently in the process of working through the municipality’s 2013 budget.

Saanich council is currently in the process of working through the municipality’s 2013 budget.

According to the draft financial plan, Saanich homeowners are tentatively set to face a 3.25 per cent increase on their property taxes.

For a Saanich home at the average value of $604,935, that equates to an additional $67.40 to pay in property taxes.

That, plus previously approved increases in sewer, water and garbage collection, will cost the average homeowner $128 more over last year. All in, the average home will pay $3,020 to the municipality this year.

The property tax jump covers operational increases, infrastructure replacement, and infrastructure maintenance.

Saanich’s next financial plan meeting will be held March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at 770 Vernon Ave.

kslavin@saanichnews.com